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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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A 770-lot sale of coins and bank notes from MintProducts Auctions is set for Sept. 19 in Nashua, N.H. MintProducts’ fourth sale of the year will offer “a diverse selection of coins that include some rare and key issues with … Continue reading
From Revolutionary War action to quiet mounds of earth in animal shapes, the U.S. Mint has revealed the five designs for 2017 America the Beautiful quarters. Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park design shows Clark leading his men in … Continue reading
Last year it was reverse proof Presidential dollars that guaranteed Mint sellouts. Now nearly a year after the last one was issued, the Mint hopes to end the sequence of Coin & Chronicles sets with one honoring President Ronald Reagan. … Continue reading
If you have cause to visit London this fall, the Bank of England has announced that the Banknote Gallery of its museum will be reopening following an extensive refurbishment. The opening is being timed to coincide with the launch of … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Robert-Ralph Carmichael, designer of Canada’s celebrated Loonie dollar, died July 16 in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. Carmichael was a major Canadian artist. His works are manifold, with permanent collections held in many art institutes around Canada. His … Continue reading
A lucky Los Angeles resident has the Professional Coin Grading Service to thank for discovering that a silver dollar left him by his father is a rare and valuable 1893-S Morgan. Ron Guth, PCGS CoinFacts president, gave the man the … Continue reading
World Coin Clinic By Richard Giedroyc • Can you explain what an adjustment mark is? Adjustment marks are visible scrapes on the planchet made prior to the coin being struck on that planchet. They were made to reduce the weight … Continue reading
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter was officially introduced Aug. 25 at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center near Medora, N.D. An audience of 900 people, including 400 children, saw a host of dignitaries including “Teddy” himself, participating in the event. … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Circulating coins will be part of the latest Belarus currency reform, but the coins will be dated 2009! This will be the third currency reform the Eastern European dictatorship has gone through since Belarus became an independent … Continue reading
A 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2221-H, brought the top price in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night American Numismatic Association Currency Signature Auction, Aug. 11 in Anaheim, Calif. The PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 note went for $152,750. Prices listed here … Continue reading